Communications & Media Volunteer for Maasai School in rural Tanzania

Published

08/31/2018

Start Date

01/07/2019

End Date

12/15/2019

Address

Mto wa Mbu
Mto Wa Mbu
Arusha Region

Tanzania

Description

Working with Red Sweater Project’s Development Team, the Communications & Media Coordinator will assist in telling the story of Red Sweater Project and the Mungere School through the lens of a local presence in Tanzania. Being the eyes and ears on the ground, the position plays a critical role in breathing life into the stories and success of this successful development project.


The position’s main focus is content and story generation, creating and managing a body of content to be effectively leveraged and shared to our growing network of supporters using multiple social media platforms including e-newsletters and website material. This position is best suited for an outgoing personality; a candidate who will get to closely know students, staff, volunteers and local community members.


Responsibilities

  • Develop and create focus stories relating to individual students, teachers, staff, program partners, local families, volunteers, etc.
  • Capture and organize photo and video content of all organizational-related activities, people and partners
  • Manage organization newsfeeds, including content submissions and updates
  • Track program progress in written format to be shared through general communications activities
  • Assist with preparation and editing of organizational publications
  • Draft press releases as necessary
  • Serve as school campus visitor liaison


Qualifications

  • 2 years’ minimum work experience with demonstrated passion for communications and story-telling
  • Communications field experience
  • Experience traveling, working and/or teaching abroad
  • Passion for working with youth
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Flexibility to work individually and as part of a diverse team
  • Professionalism and excellent communication skills
  • Interest in East Africa’s indigenous cultures and traditions
  • Ability to live in a developing community
  • Humility. We require individuals joining our growing organization combine leadership skills with humor, patience and a humble approach to service


Other Details

  • Minimum 1 year commitment
  • Shared housing available
  • Stipends available, DOE
  • Professional and cultural orientation program (language training available)
  • We do not charge program fees; Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and living costs


To Apply

Email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@redsweaterproject.org
http://www.redsweaterproject.org/volunteer

To apply, email current resumé/CV and cover letter detailing relevant experience to volunteer@redsweaterproject.org.


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